Financial Aid

FAFSA (federal grants and loans) CAN be used for study abroad.  This includes the Pell Grant, University Grant, Arizona Assurance, subsidized loans, unsubsidized loans, and the Parent PLUS loan.

Please note - Arizona Assurance can be utilized only toward direct credit programming.

Most UA merit-based scholarships or tuition waivers cannot be used for studying abroad. UA Study Abroad  will work with the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) to ensure that those scholarships/waivers are automatically deferred while you are abroad, but please confirm with Financial Aid as to whether or not your specific scholarship is applicable. Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) for faculty, staff and dependents is not valid for study abroad.  Additionally, students cannot use payment plans to pay for study abroad.

Scholarships eligible to be utilized while studying abroad include:

  • One-time $1,500 study abroad award for eligible students who have a National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic or National Achievement Tuition Award. The tuition award may not be used while abroad, but will be deferred. Review the Terms and Conditions for details on deferments at the UA Scholarships website.
  • Flinn Foundation Scholars
  • Baird Foundation Scholars
  • Dorrance Foundation Scholars
  • Some private non-UA scholarships (consult with donors)

Summer Study Abroad

All students participating in a summer study abroad program should have a current FAFSA on file if they need financial aid. Study Abroad will communicate with the Financial Aid office regarding summer program enrollments. Aid is distributed to qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid with questions at 520-621-1858 or askaid@email.arizona.edu.